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Government leaders should not be legitimizing misinformation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today in the Health and Human Services Interim Committee, a presentation was given by Kristen Chevrier from Vaccine Freedom Utah and Open for Business. The presentation, originally titled Business Medical Regulation Protection Act, quickly devolved into a platform for spreading misinformation about

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This is the place

“… Being American is more than a pride we inherit,it’s the past we step intoand how we repair it……For while we have our eyes on the future,history has its eyes on us.”– Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb Earlier this week, I asked friends on Twitter what I should write about for this blog post.

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Better Utah Responds to committee comments on CROWN Act

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, during the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee, lawmakers discussed S.B. 80, Utah Antidiscrimination Act Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Derek Kitchen. During discussion on the bill, Senator Derrin Owens and other lawmakers made a host of inappropriate and offensive comments. Senator Owens

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Press Release: Better Utah response to Kerry Gibson audit

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to a state audit of the Department of Agriculture under Kerry Gibson’s short tenure which showed improper use of public resources and expressed concerns about how medical cannabis licenses were handed out, Katie Matheson, communications director from Alliance for a Better Utah

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Press Release: Burgess Owens appears on another QANON show

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following news that Burgess Owens, Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District, appeared on a QAnon show for the second time, Katie Matheson, communications director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “Burgess Owens must take responsibility for his own

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Better Utah Op-Ed

Katie Matheson: Parents should not face pandemic alone

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. I’m a parent. And like many parents, I often struggle to know what is best for my kids. That comes with the territory of parenting regardless of global events, but is especially true during a pandemic. My latest challenge — knowing whether or not to send my kid to in-person school

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Why is it so controversial to wear a mask?

As the person whose job it is to moderate Alliance for a Better Utah’s social media accounts, I spend an uncomfortable amount of time reading through social media posts and comments. And when it comes to comments about the pandemic and how we as a society survive and heal, it’s become clear that, while most

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Better Utah in the News

Utah Legislature Website Allows Digital Public Comment, But Won’t Post Them Publicly

This article originally appeared in KUER. Read it in its entirety here. The Utah Legislature’s first-ever virtual special session kicks off Thursday morning. There won’t be live public comment, but Utahns can submit their thoughts on bills through the Legislature’s website directly to their representatives or to all lawmakers.  Those public comments will not be viewable on the Legislature’s website after they’re submitted though.  “We are

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Fetal remains bill gains final passage in Utah Legislature

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A requirement that health care facilities dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation passed the Utah Legislature on Friday after lawmakers reinstated the two-option mandate for cases of miscarriage in addition to abortion. The Utah House earlier this week modified

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